Sunday, February 12, 2012

Ribbon Art

So I am not an artist. I find my drawing abilities about as good as a 1st grader so I usually stick to sewing, cause my cutting skills are at the level of a 3rd grader. So a few weeks (yes weeks) ago I decided it was time to fill the void that is the white space behind the couch.
I call this piece Abstract Ribbon Art.

What you need to complete this project:
1. A picture frame (any size your willing to tackle)
2. Ribbon
3. Background paper
4. scotch tape (optional)
5. Scissors (1st grade cutting abilities are fine)


1. Take the frame apart, but save the paper that comes in the frame.
2. Take your background paper and place the paper you saved from step one and place on top as your template (if you frame doesn't have paper use the backing as a template). If your paper is from a roll like mine use a few heavy books to hold the template and paper in place.
3. Cut out your background paper.
4. Get out your ribbon and scotch tape. (I have a plethora of ribbon okay too much ribbon)
5. Lay out a design and cut ribbon to length leave some overhand onto the frame edge you can tape this down to keep the ribbon in place.
6. Place the background paper over your design (overhang should still be sticking out the sides)
7. Replace the backing (overhang should still be sticking out the sides)
8. Now with the overhang you should be able to pull either end to tighten the look of the ribbon.
9. Sit back and admire your piece of art.

This would be a really fund project for a kids room with smaller frames each representing different colors. Also a great way to do something with all those scraps of ribbon I just know you have lying around!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Let's talk

Okay lets really lets just sit down have a nice little chat about how strange my life has become.

1. There is definitely a skunk hanging around my place in the AM. (Please don't let me get sprayed by him)
2. Apparently my bike (bicycle for all you thinking im a cool blond chick in a leather jacket) tends to attract the weirdo's.
3. When home alone I start to eating like a pregnant person (pickles and pepperoncini's on EVERYTHING)
4. I have more drama with school than I have with work.
5. Going commando is just part of life (when you forget underwear)

Monday, January 16, 2012

No Way!

I bet you never thought you would see these again...Pictures!

We made Wonton's last night...and actually pulled out the camera for the occasion.

The recipe is adapted from HERE
But we used Ground Pork and skipped the Shrimp. It makes quite a few Wonton's.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Getting OLD

In my old age (yes I know I'm not that old) my vision is well going down hill. Apparently new glasses would help me not getting lost on a regular basis when trying to squint at road signs as I drive past them. Yep I'm the person who slows down (mainly at night) squinting trying to read a road sign while you drive behind me waving your arm's like a maniac in frustration.

So YEAH to new glasses which are cheap hence I can order a few new pairs to keep in important places like the CAR!

Oh if your wondering where I'm ordering these from...HERE for the cheepo's and HERE for the discounted fancy stuff.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Back to the real world

Its Back to the real world...waking up at 5am. UGH First day back and I'm Ready to go back on vacation.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

The Jedi

Another way to push my buttons: "Trust me I'm a Jedi", the boy responding to a question regarding laundry. Well I hope his Jedi skills didn't shrink another sweater.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

To add to the bad

So to finish off the list of the bad things from the other day...We decided to go to the DQ for a dipped cone, and it is no longer in existence! Thus spent half an hour driving around trying to find somewhere else to have desert ending up having pie at the Marie Calendars...just not the same as a dipped cone!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The Good...The Bad

So there were some good things and some bad things that happened today

1. Sold my old text books on Amazon $150-Good
2. Sold Duvet and Duvet Cover $30-Good
3. Unloaded 4 bags at good will (no more hoarding)-Good
4. Pho for lunch-Very Good
5. Finished organizing closet-Good
6. Sewing machine is in slow mow-Bad
7. Serger is eating fabric and not threading-Bad
8. Work VPN not doing what its supposed to-Bad

6,7,8 causing bouts of cursing, frustration, temper tantrums and finally a beer

1-5 were good though

Monday, January 2, 2012

Out with the Old...

I've been motivated to clean house. Its a little early for spring cleaning but with all the gifts from Christmas it was time to purge. 3 bags later and one trip to the recycling to drop off stuff I'm still not done. Kinda making myself out to be a hoarder arn't I?

Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Year!

Well what do I have to say for myself besides the fact that this year is going down as one of the fastest years to date! A lot went on so let me give you the run down...

Graduate School (almost 1/2 way done), A New Home (we are here to stay for a while), Fish, Friends, Baking, Little Crafting (thank you graduate school), Building Furniture, New Spin Bike, Hiking, Biking, Running (lots of Running), GYM (me time), Kayak, SUP (Stand Up Paddle Board), Studying, Group Projects (oh how I love the group projects), Exams, Papers, Work (lots of that), Caltrain Commute, Button Pushing, Building a Planter Box, "Farming", Bicycle, And So Much More!

So this year was busy mainly on the work and school side, but I'm still living. I have some goals for the year including getting back to the blog. There are 52 weeks a year which means I WILL blog 52 times! Minimum (you never know it might go a bit crazy).

My others somewhat new years'y resolutions are:
1. Putting my clothes away when I get home (The boy is not a fan of me just putting it on the couch).
2. Packing my work bag the night before so I can get those few extra minutes of shut eye.
3. Wear my hair down a little more (or something other than a bun or pony tail)
4. Give the Boy an amazing 30th Bday party because he deserves it (He puts up with A LOT)
5. Learn some new skills to apply to the blog
6. Stay calm at work and keep a smile on my face (this is gonna be the tough one)
7. More ME Time!

This shouldn't be two bad but you never know!

Friday, August 5, 2011

A little light

Running Running Running...out of steam! Almost to the end of Summer Qtr, ready for a break on and Taylor Swift!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

almost 2 months...

So its been almost two month not hearing anything from me...But I'm alive and kicking! Not much besides school and work. I know you were waiting for some big over the top story but I got NADA. Oooh except for maybe the story about the train....

So yes I take the Train to work! The Caltrain. Everyone thinks I need to start a blog just about my daily commute because something comical happens almost every day like a few months ago....

I was standing on the platform waiting for the train when the man in front of me let one rip. I mean a loud tooter! I was in shock along with other passengers who had the look of "Did that really just happen?". Now the man who did this was wearing his headphones listening to music so I'm guessing if he cant hear it we cant hear it because he did it again a week later!

Thursday, March 31, 2011


I'm currently swimming in paperwork and school work please leave a message after the tone...

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

When you leave me alone

When your BF leaves you behind for Sunny So Cal for a week and your stuck in cold overcast dismal Nor Cal what happens. You eat cereal every night for dinner and go to bed at 8pm.

Yeah I'm living it UP!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

someone sure does like a Mystery

Okay so I'm sure you all think the "Mystery Box" prize isn't all its cracked up to be and your just getting my JUNK. I love a good mystery involving SCOOBBBY SCOOOBY DOOOOO....But you know I think its officially made someones year. Check it out and maybe next time you will think twice about entering my give away's? At least you know your getting something kind of cool and or something to fully indulge your crafting side.